On Fox Nation’s UNPC Friday, host Britt McHenry called NBA star Lebron James a “hypocrite” and “fraud” for criticizing an NBA exec who expressed support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
After the Houston Rockets general manager tweeted support for demonstrators opposing the repressive Communist regime in Hong Kong, James claimed the GM “wasn’t educated” on the issue. “So many people could have been harmed not only financially but physically, emotionally and spiritually” James told reporters. “Yes, we do have freedom of speech, but there can be a lot of negative that comes with that too.”
“In this scenario, he’s a hypocrite. He’s a fraud. He is defending China,” said McHenry. “Oh, so you’re all about being ‘woke’… when it’s not affecting your bottom line. When it’s not a country with 500 million people watching the NBA with a streaming app that’s worth $1.5 billion to the NBA… Shame on him.”
James has an endorsement deal with Nike that may pay him more than $1 billion. Nike garnered $6.2 billion of revenue in China in its 2019 fiscal year.